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KS farmers faring better than expected…and other headlines: April 24, 2017

andy lambertApril 24, 2017
The latest farm loan delinquency numbers show Kansas farmers are faring better than many had feared as spring planting gets underway. The Farm Service Agency says its direct loan delinquencies in Kansas fell slightly to 6 percent as of March 31.
The K-State women’s basketball team suspends one of its members after a weekend arrest. Eternati Willock is accused of trespassing and buying liquor as a minor. She played in 31 games this past season, averaging 6 points a game and earning a spot on the All Big 12 Freshman team.
Police arrest the Kansas man accused of killing the sister of a girl who herself was kidnapped and murdered in 1999. He gave up after a five hour standoff in KCK, where he allegedly shot at officers a number of times.
A statewide listening tour is set regarding the Kansas System of Care, which is designed to serve emotionally disturbed children and their families. The program is being funded largely by a four year, $9.5 million federal grant, and would be administered by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
Two farmers in southern Kansas are rearing unusual sets of triplet calves. One of the men described the recent discovery of the triplets in a pasture on the line dividing Pratt and Kiowa counties as “pretty special.” He says it’s been at least 25 years since he’s seen triplets and that one of those calves was stillborn. He’s watching to see whether he’ll have to pull one or two of the calves to bottle rear.

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